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Blimey, it's that time of the year already again!

I am glad to interest you in a new edition of the long-running tennis subforum tradition and game.

HOW TO PLAY:

Rule changes from RG: None


Pick a player each day. If your player wins, you advance to the next day and get to pick again. If your player loses, you are out. Each player can only be chosen once. The picks continue every day until only one person is left, everyone has been eliminated, or the tournament has finished. That's the basic rules already.

Some additional rules:
- picks have to be submitted before the relevant match starts
- in case of a retirement, all picks count as long as 1 ball of the match has been played
- you can freely change picks as long as the match of your original pick has not started, nor has the match of your new pick
- if your pick withdraws before the match and you do not submit a new pick for the day yourself, then the last to start eligible favourite (I will use average odds on tennisexplorer.com) of the day is automatically entered for you. Eligible means player that had not been picked yet on a previous day. This is done because it cannot be expected from people to be around all day.
- in case of (long) rain delays and carried over matches, you can not pick from these matches on the next day. I.e. a match is first scheduled on Monday, there is rain and the match never starts on Monday. It is then rescheduled for Tuesday. You are not allowed to pick from that match. If this situation arises, I will try to post the ineligible matches.

At the end, glory, lots of forum cred, and an entry into the competition's Hall of Fame awaits the ultimate winner(s). The Hall of Fame can be found at:

https://community.betfair.com/tennis/go/thread/view/94186/30945693/suicide-pool-winners-throughout-the-years

One more thing: Two of the rules are currently in the process of possibly being changed. The target is to change them in time for the US Open, if change is desired by those that play. For input regarding that, I opened an extra thread some time ago. If you have an opinion, you are very welcome to participate in this thread:

https://community.betfair.com/tennis/go/thread/view/94186/31805061/mouse-trap-trophy-rule-questionnaire

I hope that covers everything. If there are any additional questions, feel free to ask.
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Report edy July 4, 2023 3:23 PM BST
Vekic was originally scheduled for day 1, which you already passed. Jabeur as a pick for day 2 good to go.
Report Journeyman July 4, 2023 4:27 PM BST
Day 3

Vika

Hey edy, you having fun?
Report SamuelMertensBertens July 4, 2023 5:45 PM BST
Sad
Report edy July 4, 2023 6:02 PM BST
No. Currently pondering on what to do. I'd normally go with making folk pick from the normal pattern irregardless of what's on the order of play, which in the women's case would be any second round match from the top half of the draw, but the first round of that is missing so many matches still....
Report edy July 4, 2023 6:03 PM BST
for day 3 that is
Report wisewords July 4, 2023 6:32 PM BST
should just pick a top half R2 match tomorrow or the day after and count it for "day 3"
Report SamuelMertensBertens July 4, 2023 6:46 PM BST

Jul 4, 2023 -- 6:02PM, edy wrote:


No. Currently pondering on what to do. I'd normally go with making folk pick from the normal pattern irregardless of what's on the order of play, which in the women's case would be any second round match from the top half of the draw, but the first round of that is missing so many matches still....


there are still 9 men's R2 matches and 12 women's R2 matches on the Monday half of the draw, so if those are scheduled for tomorrow that should give people plenty of options.

Report SamuelMertensBertens July 4, 2023 6:48 PM BST
But either way works.
Report edy July 4, 2023 7:33 PM BST
Ok...decision: For day 3 and day 4 (for now, but on day 5 the tournament will hopefully have caught up) we will pick according to the draw. Which means:

women:
Day 3 - pick a player that plays a R2 match (top/1st half of the draw). This can be the matches that are already determined and will probably be on tomorrow's order of play, but you can also e.g. pick Osorio against Masarova if you think Osorio will first beat Cocciaretto tomorrow and then (likely on Thursday) play against and beat Masarova. The pick in that scenario is strictly for Osorio to beat Masarova. Her just beating Cocciaretto in her first round match does not advance you to day 4. If you want to do this and pick someone who has not even finished their first round, maybe provide a backup pick incase they lose their first round. Say:

"Day 3: Osorio (if she wins her first round match), otherwise Vika"

Day 4 - as day 3, but bottom/2nd half

draw: https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/draws/ladies-singles

men:
Day 3 - pick a player that plays a R2 match (bottom/2nd half of the draw)
Day 4 - as day 3, but top/1st half

draw: https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/draws/gentlemens-singles

If you got questions, please ask!
Report mesmerised July 4, 2023 8:00 PM BST
Day 3 Peculiar Pegula
Day 4 Jabeur
Report edy July 4, 2023 8:07 PM BST
Grant day 3: Kasatkina
Report Blencathra July 4, 2023 8:28 PM BST
Day3

SAKKARI
Report SamuelMertensBertens July 4, 2023 8:57 PM BST
Martic
Report n88uk July 4, 2023 9:39 PM BST
Day 3:

Victoria Azarenka
Report Anubis8 July 4, 2023 10:53 PM BST
Darya Kasatkina
Report Platini July 5, 2023 10:01 AM BST
Day 3 - Kasatkina
Report edy July 5, 2023 10:23 AM BST
Aaron day 3: Azarenka
Report edy July 5, 2023 10:55 AM BST
Vika
Report wisewords July 5, 2023 10:56 AM BST
Belinda Bencic
Report wisewords July 5, 2023 10:58 AM BST
(to beat DRC/Grabher)
Report dukeofpuke July 5, 2023 1:34 PM BST
still confused what to do i ve got 2 picks through kudermatova and jabeur so do i pick someone who is playing today round 2 orc can tmoz round 2 if so Jessica Pegula round 2 THURSDAY
Report edy July 5, 2023 1:52 PM BST
Pegula is a valid day 3 pick, so you are good to go with her. For day four you'd go to

https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/draws/ladies-singles

and make sure "2nd half" is selected there. If you see Jabeur at the top, it's the correct half. Pick a winner from those 2nd round matches. The selection options are currently not really available, but hopefully will by the end of today's play.
Report edy July 5, 2023 9:26 PM BST
Day 3 Summary

Advanced to day 4:

GRANTCKING - Kudermetova, Juvan, Kasatkina
Platini - Vekic, Juvan, Kasatkina

To be decided (please still submit a pick for day 4 if you want to continue playing....as outlined a bit above - a 2nd round match from the 2nd half of the ladies' draw)

aaronh - Vekic, Juvan, Azarenka (tbd)
dukeofpuke - Kudermetova, Jabeur, Pegula (tbd)
Journeyman - Fernandez, Juvan, Azarenka (tbd)
mesmerised - Azarenka, Kvitova, Pegula (tbd)
n88uk - Bouzkova, Juvan, Azarenka (tbd)
SamuelMertensBertens - Vekic, Juvan, Martic (tbd)
wisewords - Vekic, Juvan, Bencic (tbd)

Freshly out:

Anubis8 (Bronzetti)
Blencathra (Sakkari)
edy (Giorgi)
Report n88uk July 5, 2023 9:39 PM BST
Day 4:

Beatriz Haddad Maia
Report SamuelMertensBertens July 5, 2023 9:51 PM BST
Day 4: Alexandrova
Report Journeyman July 5, 2023 10:22 PM BST
Day 4

B.Andreescu

(assuming she wins her first round match and assuming the wrist isn't an ongoing issue)
Report edy July 5, 2023 10:27 PM BST
How am I meant to judge whether her wrist is an ongoing issue to determine whether you still want her?
Report Journeyman July 5, 2023 10:49 PM BST
Sorry edy I phrased that badly.

What I mean is if I watch her match and think the wrist is an issue I may switch (which is within the current rules).
I didn't mean you would have to decide!
Report wisewords July 5, 2023 11:06 PM BST

Jul 5, 2023 -- 10:27PM, edy wrote:


How am I meant to judge whether her wrist is an ongoing issue to determine whether you still want her?


LaughLaughLaughLaugh

Report wisewords July 5, 2023 11:06 PM BST
more schnaps for edy!!
Report mesmerised July 5, 2023 11:17 PM BST
Jabeur and Norrie were picks I've already made
Report edy July 6, 2023 12:38 AM BST
Grant day 4: Haddad Maia
Report edy July 6, 2023 10:35 AM BST
Aaron also Haddad Maia
Report Platini July 6, 2023 10:50 AM BST
Day 4 - Beatriz Haddad Maia
Report wisewords July 6, 2023 11:01 AM BST
Jelena Ostapenko
Report dukeofpuke July 6, 2023 1:05 PM BST
Beatriz Haddad Maia if this qualifies as ive already got PEGULA but shes in the 1st half
Report edy July 6, 2023 1:19 PM BST
yes, Haddad Maia qualifies.
Report Journeyman July 6, 2023 2:53 PM BST
Switching to E.Alexandrova
Report edy July 6, 2023 9:10 PM BST
Advanced to day 5:

aaronh - Vekic, Juvan, Azarenka, Haddad Maia
dukeofpuke - Kudermetova, Jabeur, Pegula, Haddad Maia
GRANTCKING - Kudermetova, Juvan, Kasatkina, Haddad Maia
n88uk - Bouzkova, Juvan, Azarenka, Haddad Maia
Platini - Vekic, Juvan, Kasatkina, Haddad Maia

To be decided (please still submit a pick for day 5 if you want to continue playing)

Journeyman - Fernandez, Juvan, Azarenka, Alexandrova (tbd)
mesmerised - Azarenka, Kvitova, Pegula, Jabeur (tbd)
SamuelMertensBertens - Vekic, Juvan, Martic, Alexandrova (tbd)

Freshly out:

wisewords (Ostapenko)
Report edy July 6, 2023 9:22 PM BST
With the schedule still lagging, any R3 match from the 1st half of the ladies' draw it is for day 5.

https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/draws/ladies-singles/2/1
Report mesmerised July 6, 2023 9:52 PM BST
Day 5 Swiatek
Report edy July 6, 2023 11:06 PM BST
Grant day 5: Pegula
Report SamuelMertensBertens July 6, 2023 11:28 PM BST
Bencic
Report Journeyman July 7, 2023 12:22 AM BST
J.Pegula
Report edy July 7, 2023 9:30 AM BST
Aaron day 5: Pegula
Report Platini July 7, 2023 11:10 AM BST
Day 5 : Pegula
Report dukeofpuke July 7, 2023 12:42 PM BST
Belinda Bencic
Report n88uk July 7, 2023 1:14 PM BST
Day 5:

Sofia Kenin
Report SamuelMertensBertens July 7, 2023 10:19 PM BST
Day 6 Kvitova
Report edy July 7, 2023 10:19 PM BST
Day 5 summary

Advanced to day 6:

aaronh - Vekic, Juvan, Azarenka, Haddad Maia, Pegula
dukeofpuke - Kudermetova, Jabeur, Pegula, Haddad Maia, Bencic
GRANTCKING - Kudermetova, Juvan, Kasatkina, Haddad Maia, Pegula
Journeyman - Fernandez, Juvan, Azarenka, Alexandrova, Pegula
mesmerised - Azarenka, Kvitova, Pegula, Jabeur, Swiatek
Platini - Vekic, Juvan, Kasatkina, Haddad Maia, Pegula
SamuelMertensBertens - Vekic, Juvan, Martic, Alexandrova, Bencic

Freshly out

n88uk (Kenin)
Report edy July 7, 2023 10:21 PM BST
I believe we are on track again, so....the order of play can be used again.
Report edy July 7, 2023 10:23 PM BST
Grant day 6: Alexandrova
Report mesmerised July 7, 2023 10:42 PM BST
Rybakina
Report Journeyman July 8, 2023 10:39 AM BST
P.Kvitova
Report edy July 8, 2023 10:40 AM BST
Aaron day 6: Kvitova
Report Platini July 8, 2023 11:24 AM BST
Day 6 - Alexandrova
Report edy July 8, 2023 11:41 AM BST
Can't let Alexandrova count due to it being (very) late. Please make an alternative pick.
Report edy July 8, 2023 11:44 AM BST
The Wimbledon website has it as having started at ~11:10 AM BST.
Report dukeofpuke July 8, 2023 12:38 PM BST
Aryna Sabalenka
Report SamuelMertensBertens July 8, 2023 3:16 PM BST
Jess for Day 7. (If Lesia doesn't start, I'm going with Marketa as back-up).
Report edy July 8, 2023 10:02 PM BST
Day 6 summary

Advanced to Middle Sunday:

aaronh - Vekic, Juvan, Azarenka, Haddad Maia, Pegula, Kvitova
dukeofpuke - Kudermetova, Jabeur, Pegula, Haddad Maia, Bencic, Sabalenka
GRANTCKING - Kudermetova, Juvan, Kasatkina, Haddad Maia, Pegula, Alexandrova
Journeyman - Fernandez, Juvan, Azarenka, Alexandrova, Pegula, Kvitova
mesmerised - Azarenka, Kvitova, Pegula, Jabeur, Swiatek, Rybakina
SamuelMertensBertens - Vekic, Juvan, Martic, Alexandrova, Bencic, Kvitova

To Be Decided

Platini - Vekic, Juvan, Kasatkina, Haddad Maia, Pegula, No Day 6 Pick
Report edy July 8, 2023 10:06 PM BST
Platini: Your day 6 pick of Alexandrova sadly can't count because it was quite a bit too late. Due to rain delays today, there is however one eligible match from today that hasn't started yet

Potapova - Mirra Andreeva

So if you want to continue, you would ideally submit your winner of that matchup along with your day 7 pick.
Report mesmerised July 9, 2023 12:01 AM BST
bet everyone's dying to pick Peculiar Pegula but nearly everyone has already

Pegula day 7
Report mesmerised July 9, 2023 12:03 AM BST
if Tsurenko is a no show, then Sabalenka
Report Journeyman July 9, 2023 12:23 AM BST
Mes! Put down the Jägermeister! You can't pick either of them
Report mesmerised July 9, 2023 12:26 AM BST
testing to see who's paying attention

My pick for day 7 is obviously Sabalalenka
Report edy July 9, 2023 9:33 AM BST
As Journeyman told you, Sabalenka is not a valid pick and it doesn't become valid by adding a syllable either.
Report dukeofpuke July 9, 2023 10:10 AM BST
Marketa Vondrousova
Report edy July 9, 2023 10:15 AM BST
Aaron day 7: Vondrousova
Grant day 7: Swiatek
Report mesmerised July 9, 2023 11:29 AM BST
casual reminder for day 7 pick

day 7 Svitolina
Report Journeyman July 9, 2023 1:39 PM BST
E.Svitolina (despite the 0-5 Head to head)
Report edy July 9, 2023 8:48 PM BST
Day 7 summary

Advanced to the second week:

aaronh - Vekic, Juvan, Azarenka, Haddad Maia, Pegula, Kvitova, Vondrousova
dukeofpuke - Kudermetova, Jabeur, Pegula, Haddad Maia, Bencic, Sabalenka, Vondrousova
GRANTCKING - Kudermetova, Juvan, Kasatkina, Haddad Maia, Pegula, Alexandrova, Swiatek
Journeyman - Fernandez, Juvan, Azarenka, Alexandrova, Pegula, Kvitova, Svitolina
mesmerised - Azarenka, Kvitova, Pegula, Jabeur, Swiatek, Rybakina, Svitolina
SamuelMertensBertens - Vekic, Juvan, Martic, Alexandrova, Bencic, Kvitova, Pegula

Out:

Platini
Report mesmerised July 9, 2023 8:58 PM BST
Haddad Maia day 8
Report SamuelMertensBertens July 9, 2023 11:18 PM BST
Rybakina
Report edy July 10, 2023 9:56 AM BST
Aaron day 8: Rybakina
Report Journeyman July 10, 2023 9:56 AM BST
M.Keys
Report edy July 10, 2023 10:38 AM BST
Grant day 8: Keys
Report dukeofpuke July 10, 2023 10:57 AM BST
Elena Rybakina
Report Journeyman July 10, 2023 11:09 AM BST
SamuelMertensBertens • June 1, 2023 12:37 PM BST
everone avoided the mine that is Madison Keys. Well done.


Not this time!
Report edy July 10, 2023 2:10 PM BST
Day 8 summary

Advanced to day 9:

aaronh - Vekic, Juvan, Azarenka, Haddad Maia, Pegula, Kvitova, Vondrousova, Rybakina
dukeofpuke - Kudermetova, Jabeur, Pegula, Haddad Maia, Bencic, Sabalenka, Vondrousova, Rybakina
GRANTCKING - Kudermetova, Juvan, Kasatkina, Haddad Maia, Pegula, Alexandrova, Swiatek, Keys
Journeyman - Fernandez, Juvan, Azarenka, Alexandrova, Pegula, Kvitova, Svitolina, Keys
SamuelMertensBertens - Vekic, Juvan, Martic, Alexandrova, Bencic, Kvitova, Pegula, Rybakina

Freshly out:

mesmerised (Haddad Maia)
Report mesmerised July 10, 2023 2:12 PM BST
Sabalanka
Report edy July 10, 2023 6:11 PM BST
Grant day 9: Vondrousova
Report Journeyman July 11, 2023 1:12 AM BST
Day 9

Iga Schweeanitic
Report edy July 11, 2023 10:11 AM BST
Aaron day 9: Swiatek
Report mesmerised July 11, 2023 10:34 AM BST
Vondrousova
Report SamuelMertensBertens July 11, 2023 12:26 PM BST
Iga.
Report dukeofpuke July 11, 2023 12:52 PM BST
Iga Swiatek
Report Platini July 11, 2023 3:11 PM BST
who's that next to Wozniacki ?
Report edy July 11, 2023 3:17 PM BST
Ivanovic
Report edy July 11, 2023 3:21 PM BST
The picture is from the 2014 Year-End-Championships.
Report wisewords July 11, 2023 3:46 PM BST
#starpower
Report wisewords July 11, 2023 4:17 PM BST
Cooper won!
Report edy July 11, 2023 4:42 PM BST
With Grant being the lone rebel to not take Iga in her upset loss, we have our champion after day 9!

Congratulations to GRANTCKING and thank you to everyone who played and made this one of the longer comps in recent history.
Report wisewords July 11, 2023 4:43 PM BST
muchas gracias señor edy
Report edy July 11, 2023 4:47 PM BST
There really was no beating Grant this tournament as he clearly had sold his body and all sorts of naughty services to the devil himself. His most recent three picks came back from two match points down (Iga), from a set and 1*-4 with bp for 1-5 down (Keys), and finally down 1*-4 with bp for 1-5 in the final set (Vondrousova) to ultimately win.
Report wisewords July 11, 2023 4:51 PM BST
yes. 1.18 BeBe gubbed, 1.05 Mirra gubbed, 1.05 Jess gubbed.
Report SamuelMertensBertens July 11, 2023 5:15 PM BST

Jul 11, 2023 -- 4:47PM, edy wrote:


There really was no beating Grant this tournament as he clearly had sold his body and all sorts of naughty services to the devil himself. His most recent three picks came back from two match points down (Iga), from a set and 1*-4 with bp for 1-5 down (Keys), and finally down 1*-4 with bp for 1-5 in the final set (Vondrousova) to ultimately win.


Cry

Report Journeyman July 11, 2023 5:17 PM BST
Well played Grant, grab a #21.99 Papa Johns meal deal to celebrate. Well organised as always edy.
Report edy July 11, 2023 5:43 PM BST
He posted a big bottle of 1901 "old and unimproved" Irn Bru as his celebratory drink.
Report mesmerised July 11, 2023 6:04 PM BST
I picked 8 winners, no losers. It's an asterisk title for Grant.
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